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convention. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, reporting live from charlotte, the site of the democratic national convention and you're in "the situation room." >>> and we're here in charlotte where the democrats are already gathering for their party's national convention. it starts on tuesday, but this is now becoming the campaign's command center, as democrats work to take back moment from the gop after the republicans grabbed the spotlight in tampa. president obama is on the road today, as democrats build up to their huge event in charlotte this week. let's begin our coverage this hour with our white house correspondent, brianna keilar. she's here already in charlotte together with me. we're watching what's going on. he is really trying, as desperately as he can, and he needs to, to rally his base, brianna, and make sure they turn up, turn out, and vote. because the enthusiasm level, this time, is clearly not what it was in 2008. >> yeah. he's even directing his supporters to a website where they can register to vote. he did t
two oil producing state in the united states. they just announced they have 42 times, not 42%, natural gas in ohio as they thought they did a year ago. i mean, just the drive of the energy sector under a romney administration generates in royalties, in taxes on new jobs and taxes on profits a major step towards the balanced budget. now you've got to control spending. paul ryan would be about as good a vice president as you could get if you wanted to have somebody. i mean, he will know more about the budget than the director of the budget. >> quick comment, and then i've got to go to a break. >> i'm all for exploiting our natural gas. it's incredible bounty. but if we don't do it as a bridge to a cleaner energy future we're going to burn up, choke up, heat up, smoke up and melt up this planet. far faster than even al gore predicts. >> all right. we're going to take a break here. i want to come back and talk a little bit about a big issue as we go into the democratic convention. gender politics. it was certainly big for the republicans. it will be big for the democrats as well. our polit
to host this debate. my name a jonathan dine and i'm a libertarian candidate for the united states senate. like many of you, i'm tired of the constant fighting of the republicans and democrats. beating the other team has become more important. america is now on the verge of a financial collapse and both parties are to blame with their wreckless tax, borrow and spend policies. neither party seriously about balancing the budget or lowering your taxes or restoring your personal freedom. for as long as i can remember, republican and democrat politicians offering up solutions. higher and higher taxes. enough is enough. as a libertarian senator, i will stand up for your personal freedom, i'm socially accepting and tolerance. i'm also fiscalally responsible. i'm tired of the wreckless spending and the wreckless earmarks as your senator, i will vote no to wreckless spending, vote no to any legislation where spending exceeds revenue. i will advocate on the part of the balanced budget amendment. the government should live within its means just like the people of missouri. supporting my candidacy m
and this week, the united states is reopening our embassy in tripoli. >> that was one year ago today. in his speech today, here is what we do know the president will say today, quote. we must aferm that our future will be determined by people like chris stevens. he recommit the united states to the values of the arab spring and aspirations of, quote, people everywhere who long for the freedom to determine their destiny and we will see if he uses exactly that phrase. and also warn iran that although still time for diplomacy, time is not limited. make no mistakes a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained and why a coalition of countries is holding the iran government accountable and why the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. he uses the word -- the word containment. that's a big declaration there for what it's worth. the remarks are directed not just at an international audience but a domestic one. mitt romney who was accusing the president of damaging ties with israel and not being tough enough on iran, yesterday attacked th
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of the death penalty in the united states. we will speak with his sister kimberly davis, ben jealous, and laura moye. as italy upholds the convictions of 23 cia agents for kidnapping an egyptian cleric off the streets of milan, we will look at why the obama administration has refused to prosecute anyone involved in the u.s. government secrets torture and rendition program. we will speak with alfred mccoy here in madison. he is author of "torture and impunity." >> there is an absolute ban on torture for a very good reason. torture taps into the deepest recesses of the human consciousness where creation and destruction exist. with a capacity for cruelty and kindness to exist. it has a powerful, perverse appeal. and once it starts, but the perpetrators and the powerful who order them, let it spread. it spreads out of control. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. road in the madison, wisconsin. and this one person has been killed in pakistan as protesters fill the streets across several cities in what is expected t
kippur. ahmadinejad delivers his usual diatribe against israel and the united states. >> no suspension for belichick but that won't end the furor over the replacement refs. a deal in sight? does this mean to he would tackle the deficit? >>> ann romney dishes to ja leno about mitt. >> would you say he is frugal or cheap? >> cheap. >> cheap. really cheap. okay. >> do you want to know what he does when he leave the house? he turns off the h water heat. >>o yo knot hoe w we come back from the house, he forgets he has to turn the hot water heater on, cold shers, they're not that bad. >> indeed. good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in new york. dueling messages in ohio where in a few moments both ndides wi beelin ch appearing only about 100 miles from each other but with sharply different messages. as president obama widens his ohio lead in the latest polls, joining me for our daily fix, chris cizilla, managing editor of post politics.com and "whington po" pic reporter karen tu multi. chris, first talk about the polls. how significant is it the double-digit lead in some polls now, cbs/"new yor
transformation of women writers or literary seekers from the rest of the world. as you know, united states of america, the land i love, the land i have adopted as my home, in recent decades has paid less and less attention to transiti transition, especially to literary translation. the number of books from the middle east and north africa into english -- [inaudible] in the last 32 years, there has been a lot more translation of english literature that there has been in america, from the land that many consider -- >> is there a contemporary woman rider and iran that you would recommend? olutely. let's first say that -- [inaudible] there is a renaissance. there is a renaissance going on in iran. and women are at center stage. let me give you one example about women novelists. in 1947, we have the first major collection of short stories by our foremost woman novelist can and she passed with a couple weeks ago at the age of 19. so women writers are very exceptional. women poets in iran go back over 1000 years, because poetry is more woman kind of art form. you can ride in the privacy of your h
in the united states including one who is accused of making this film and also a pastor living in florida who promoted this film. and he wants to charge them with insulting islam, that's a slightly different charge than what the people who organized this protest on tuesday want them to be charged with which is insulting the prophet muhammad in a sharia court. if you listen to the hard-liners, they want these people tried before a sharia court and possibly executed for their role in inciting the protests on tuesday. the charges here in egypt do really show you how much influence the islamists here have gained, the hard line islamists have gained here in egypt to be able to pressure the prosecutor to issue these kinds of warrants. megyn, back to you. megyn: thank you. and in a follow-up from yesterday's riots, we are getting a report that one angry demonstration actually claimed the life of a pakistani man. he died after inhaling fumes from the american flags that he was burning. he apparently complained of feeling unwell during the protests and later died at the hospital. angry mobs have conti
've been talking this week about red lines that he doesn't want iran to cross before the united states would be involved in military action. i think he's going to lay out what his red lines are and to say to the world, listen, this is a crisis that the whole world has to deal with. i think this is seen as his final warning that if we done see movement on this issue, israel will have to act. >> i want to talk about the iranian president. i'll let you first eat a little crow. you made a prediction that was wrong. >> i thought -- i said yesterday on this show that i thought ahmadinejad would kind of go for broke, kamikaze in his last u.n. general assembly. instead, he talked about, you know, this new world order that he sees when the world powers would have less influence. but he wasn't as fiery. he didn't mention israel by name. i think a lot of people were surprised. in the statements he was saying leading up to this appearance he was much more fiery. i think in addition to ban ki-moon, the u.n. secretary general asking him to tone it down, i think maybe the supreme leader in iran said
of the united states, you can get in touch with us via social media, twitter, and the address there # csspan wa. the facebook.com/c-span or journal@c-span.org. this is an editorial, a piece in "the washington post" with the headline -- "after the party is over." he's talking about what he saw in the republican convention. he says conventions can be memorable events. they're known to energize the party faithful. they can convert never heard-of, barack obama into celebrities. modern day political conventions produce a steady stream of informercial, rather, during primetime all without paying for coverage. conventions have their pitfalls. these affairs have, on occasion, slipped off message, producing sometimes unanticipated adverse events. the violent clashes between police and protesters at the 1968 democratic convention nearly overshadowed the political rough housing on the convention floor. word of this week's incident, rather, in tampa in which two republican guests reportedly threw peanuts at a black cnn camerawoman saying, quote, this is how we feed animals is spreading like wild fire among
in the united states. the web is . is we have freedom on the web. tois parents' responsibility turn off the internet and make sure things they are looking at on there are poor. . -- are appropriate. we have a right to anything that's on it. that part of our freedom. if you do this, where do you stop? suppose something else comes and someone does not think the poor. but someone else does? there are many things attached to religion that some people find appropriate and other. people that other it's up to the individual. if you take that right away, it's wrong. host: what you make of facebook walking links to the video in pakistan -- blocking links? caller: the question is kind of tricky, because if you are going to put things on the web, it has to be done in an appropriate manner and then let people make their own decision. that's the true journalism. when your reports things, when you see things, it has to be done in an objective way so that people can make their own decisions. just putting it on and let us make our decision when we see it, that's the part -- that should be part of that
is not a challenge that can be contained. it will threaten the elimination of israel. the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: after his remarks, he crossed town to the clinton global initiative where he addressed an issue with potential appeal to evangelical and women voters, human sex trafficking. >> that's slavery. it is barbaric and it is evil and it has no place in a civilized world. >> reporter: wolf, on other top foreign policy concerns, he addressed the crisis in syria, he mentioned the withdrawal of troops from iraq and the draw down from afghanistan and the trouble between israel and the palestinians. but that was all. he essentially was checking the box on all those fronts. and no mention at all of china. in essence, wolf, this was a speech about the two crises that have consumed foreign policy discussion during the u.s. campaign. the tension between israel and iran and now this most recent crisis in libya, wolf. >> with six weeks to go until the election, jessica, tomorrow i take it he's right back out there in the swing states
of the united states. i've got a very effective campaign doing a very good job, but not everything i say is elegant and i want to make it very clear, i want to help 100% of the people. >> dave: he followed up by saying, you know, you didn't totally answer that question, but to romney's point. do you need a complete change of direction or turn around or campaign better and minimize mistake. comes down to debate. october 3rd the big first debate. >> and like that he addressed the 47%, hey, i wasn't an elegant speaker and i do want to help all americans. >> clayton: now more on that, and could it come down to foreign policy? we'll ask chris wallace about that coming up in a little bit. the number of able bodied americans on food stamps has doubled as president obama changed to welfare reform law. how can it be a fair and balanced debate. >> not so sweet 16. thousands of teenagers showing up and reuting in the streets. ahead. ♪ ♪ where's the party, i want to free my soul ♪ ♪ where's the party, i want to lose control ♪ ♪ where's the party (car horn) paying with your smartphone ins
in the united states versus virginia, calling for women to enter the military institute and he also wrote a landmark case concluding that the family would -- family medical leave a ct apply to state employers. when you think about the overall evolution of the doctrine and you look at his evolution, how do you explain it? >> let me go back to the case he -- you first mentioned. it was my last argument before the court. it was in the fall of 1978. it was a case about putting women on juries. it is not all that long ago that many states either did not put women on juries at all or allow them to sign up if they wanted to serve or had an opt- out system this case was of the latter kind, it was from the state of missouri. the court in kansas city would rk in kansasin kansa city would send out notices for jury duty and the notice would say if you are a woman, you are not required to serve. if you don't wish to serve, check here. if no card was returned, the clerk would assume that the woman did not want to serve. this was at a time when most states had changed. there were just a few holdouts,
be the nominee. i think he's the best person to be president of the united states. so anybody who reads that into it just hasn't watched what i've been doing for the last year. which has been working as hard as any outsider for mitt romney and his election. i'm proud to have done it. >> governor, thank you for talking to me. coming up, a man many thought could have been president himself, jeb bush, why he believes the romney/paul ticket is right for the country. . okay, team! after age 40, we can start losing muscle -- 8% every 10 years. wow. wow. but you can help fight muscle loss with exercise and ensure muscle health. i've got revigor. what's revigor? it's the amino acid metabolite, hmb to help rebuild muscle and strength naturally lost over time. [ female announcer ] ensure muscle health has revigor and protein to help protect, preserve, and promote muscle health. keeps you from getting soft. [ major nutrition ] ensure. nutrition in charge! wouldn't it be nice if there was an easier, less-expensive option than using a traditional lawyer? well, legalzoom came up with a better way. we
. >> it is tragic. >> the drug was widely distributed but not ever approved in the united states. an extraordinary thing, the fda looked at it, studied it and one particular scientist, a courageous woman said no, we can't do this they put enormous pressure her. john kennedy gave her a medal because that lady's determination kept thalidomide from being approved in the united states and it was widely used in clinical trials and they gave it to their patients and those women, their children are still trying to get reimbursed. >> incredible. in this day and age no one is prescribing it, louie. we hope no one is prescribing thalidomide to mothers who are mothers to-be and are feeling nauseous. it is being used but to treat other things. >> the fda didn't approve it in 1961 and they did approve it for leprosy and bone marrow cancer and it is a successful drug and is being used but it cannot escape the shadow of that horror of the early '60s. it's a lesson to us all about how careful we all have to be. >> john mann, appreciate that. >>> a former store manager for the national clothing chain wet seal says
announcing in the quietest most resurgent way possible that i'm grateful to live in the united states of america. that's all. gratitude for the sacrifices of my forebears. gratitude for the opportunity this country a force. gratitude for the men and women who served to fight in the military probably. gratitude for being a part of this amazing, ennobling experience representative democracy. blood, liberals hate the americans event is just okay. not good, not great. serving unexceptional. just okay. conservative women, mouthy ladies. to see some truly a lover i want, in your next conversation with a liberal, i was thinking about something sarah palin said the other day. stanback. led to the huffing and puffing and sighing and moaning begin to get as much as you finish the set by the way. you could say sarah palin likes chocolate ice cream or sarah palin thanks panda bears are cuddly. the result is going to be a kind of deranged automatic rejection of anything sarah palin says or thinks. try with ann coulter. same reaction. actually try with any well-known female who is unapologetically
or five members of the united states congress that voted to eliminate the child nutrition program. the vote was something like 416- 5. i do not think that is the mainstream compromise, willing to fix problems attitude that we need to send to washington. all that will do is contribute to more gridlock. it is not what he said that was the problem, it is what he believes. like many of you, i found the comments insulting to the victims of rape, insinuating their crime was not in some sense legitimate. i believe it shows career politicians have grown to secluded in washington and has forgotten what life is like outside of politics. i was astonished to find he sits on the science committee, yet failed to understand is the eighth grade biology. what i think it does is illustrates the point that we have 530 by people who were to regulate everything, but produce nothing. we really need to step back and understand his views should not be regulated by the government. he speaks for smaller government, yet he wants to push government morality on other individuals because they choose a differen
're asking is an important one. >> there's assumption the united states has military might to wipe out the nuclear programs. but there's -- there's an argument that israel's making, these things are hidden, underground. how do we know whether we would just be slowing them down and delaying the inevitable? >> well, i think we have to -- here again we have to wreck flies a certain fact. neither the united states nor israel can destroy the iranian capacity to build a nuclear weapon once and for all. we can destroy all of the facilities in the infrastructure that they have and it would be very costly and take them time to rebuild it, but they have the know-how and engineering capability to rebuild whatever would be destroyed. one of the reason it's important to create a context where the international community believes everything's been done that could be done and you've exhausted all of the diplomatic options and given the economic sanctions sufficient time, you need that so that the world says, you know what? the iranians had a chance to prevent the use of force against them, they didn'
for the united states senate, this guy, todd akin, with his views? >> it was a three-way primary, and the far right, very evangelical, religious base of the republican party, the mike huckabee, rick santorum wing of the republican party coalesced behind todd akin in the primary and in a three-way primary, that was enough. >> earlier this week akin is back in shape here i guess in terms of the establishment. he had this to say about your debating style. take a look. >> the first two minutes it was like somebody let a wildcat loose and so we went at it for about an hour. >> he said he was surprised about how you attacked from every different direction. you know, as if it was a debate or something. he said you weren't very ladylike. let's check that thought from him. >> she was very aggressive in the debate, which was quite different than the way she was when she ran against jim talent. she had a confidence and was very much more sort of ladylike in the debate we had friday. she came out swinging, and i think that's because she was threatened. >> well, today akin denied his use of the word ladyl
's the best person to be president of the united states. so anybody who reads that into it just hasn't watched what i've been doing for the last year. which has been working as hard as any outsider for mitt romney and his election. i'm proud to have done it. >> governor, thank you for talking to me. coming up, a man many thought could have been president himself, jeb bush, why he believes the romney/paul ticket is right for the country. if you are one of the millions of men who have used androgel 1%, there's big news. presenting androgel 1.62%. both are used to treat men with low testosterone. androgel 1.62% is from the makers of the number one prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. it raises your testosterone levels, and... is concentrated, so you could use less gel. and with androgel 1.62%, you can save on your monthly prescription. [ male announcer ] dosing and application sites between these products differ. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or, signs in a
-time college students in the united states are receiving some form of federal aid. but there, again, we found people that there under the previous administration, families that had no limit to income were still eligible for low-interest college loans. we didn't think that was right. and so, we have set a standard that those loans and those grants are directed to the people who otherwise could not go to college, their family incomes were so low. so, there are a host of other figures that reveal that the grant programs are greater than they have ever been, taking care of more people than they ever have. 7.7 million elderly citizens who were living in the lowest 20% of earnings -- 7.7 million have moved up into another bracket since our administration took over, leaving only 5 million of the elderly in that bracket when there had been more than 13 million. >> mr. president, in a visit to texas -- in brownsville, i believe it was, in the rio grande valley -- you did observe that the economic recovery was uneven. >> yes. >> in that particular area of texas, unemployment was over 14%, whereas state
if you want to be leader of the united states. >> there are chinks in his armor, by thway. he didn't count on the knight from arkansas showing up either, bill cnton. >> sir lancelot. >> sir lancelot shed up in the fiel and he's not the guy to jouinth thank you, to complete the last reference to that metaphor. >>> coming up, more right wing vitriol. newt gingrich said president obama isn't a real president, he said that last night, he says he's a false president. when will this rig wing effort stop to stop the legitimacy of issi? l a t reltless campaign. >>> also, the lead president obama enjoys in the polls may be helping democrats on otherob niwetao se senate. candidate whose fortunes are on the rise, wisconsin's tammy baldwin. mitt romney isn't succeeding as a solo act so the romney campaign is putting mitt romney and paul ryan on the campaign trail together,t karaoke duet, i guess. what does it tell you the big draw on the republican ticket is the number two guy? let me finish tonight with how the democratic party has a huge opportunity to grow after this election. this is "har
of red. mike dukakis was a guy that wouldn't pledge allegiance to the united states, somehow a card-carrying member of the aclu. all this dark, kind of referencing. they're not really one of us. but then with e et facr, becae heas aane and he's black, the doubling down on this, well, he's not one of us. >> right. race adds to this, to the armament they're using he. it's a huge factor in this. but what i think is interesting is that this seems to renate theate ama crowd t doesn't seem to be resonating a lot with other folks. and -- >> it already has. but why are -- you cover politics. why do they keep puttingut this stuff? night, he's the craziest -- not the craziest, the meanest. to use a kid's words, but he is, saying he's not american. sununu who looks like their watch dog, attacdog saying, can't he learn how to be an american? they don't say thaout walter moe,n'y a o. they said that about bob dole. >> they don't say it in this way. they're throwing this against the wall and hoping it will stick. again, it seems to crge the people who have already made up their minds, made up th
and we demonize the united states or we do all this stuff, we want you to trust us. in spite of the fact that we won't cooperate with the international regime set up to avoid an arms race in the middle east and set up to avoid nuclear proliferation, we want you to trust us. so they don't have a tenable position. >> do you trust them? do you trust ahmadinejad? >> not on this, i don't. >> his argument is, look, why should america be allowed nuclear weapons, why should israel who never admitted they have them, why should they be permitted to have them, why should many countries be aloud nuclear weapons and not iran? >> then why isn't going for some bigger nonproliferation initiative instead of acting like what he really wants is a nuclear bomb because that will help to get everybody to get rid of their nuclear weapons. no serious person believes that. >> so then here's my question, piers. is what should the united states do? did the two of you get into that? >> we did get into that. and he's pretty diplomatic. he wouldn't directly answer because, of course, his wife hillary is secretary of
,000 people in the united states will wake up and sense something's wrong. they're more likely to be men than women, more likely to be people my age. but sometimes that unwelcome wakeup call arrives when you're young, when your career is just taking off. >> since you're obviously not a patient and i'm not getting anywhere, can you tell me where i can find a guy named lou who drives an ambulance, and i'll get out of your life. >> i'm lou. >> i was doing a film in florida and was partying pretty good, and was used to waking up not in great shape. but i woke up one morning, and my pinky was twitching, and it was just persistent. and i just... i realized that there was just nothing i could do to stop it. and i thought, is this like dts? who gets dts in a pinky? you know, with a lot of injury or a lot of catastrophic illness, it's like stepping off a curb and getting hit by a bus. but with parkinson's, it's like actually being stuck in the middle of the road while a bus is coming, and you can hear it, you have no idea how big it is, you have no idea how fast it's going, you have no idea whether it
-thirds are devoted to foreign investments. maybe this is why romney's returns list the united states of america as a foreign country. you can understand the confusion. romney's blind trust investments also raised eyebrows. romney himself has called a blind trust an age-old rouge. instead, you can give a blind trust rules. but in his 2011 returns, romney didn't have many rules about chinese investments. mitt romney all along has been the candidate who says president obama did not stand up to china. e romney has railed against cho china's trade tactics. >> my own view on the relationship with china is this. china is stealing our patents, our designs, know-how, brand names. they are hacking into our computers steeling information from not only corporate computers but government computers and manipulating their currency. for those who don't understand the impact of that, i have seen it. i have seen it. >> tough talk, right? none of these things stopped romney from allowing chinese investments into his portfolio. his returns show the romney family owning shares of a chinese oil company. romney dumpe
're going to cut and what we're going to tax to get our treasury in order. but we've got a united states senator who backs up mitt romney and his rate, saying he is very generous. it's all a game. it's all a big game. make no mistake. romney gamed the tax code. he basically picked his own tax rate and his accountants played around with deductions so they could hit the predetermined rate near 14%. would you take it? meanwhile, romney still won't explain the specifics of his tax plan for you and me, americans. >> we bring down rates, we limit deductions and exemptions to keep the progressivity in the code and encourage growth in jobs. >> and the devil is in the details. what are we talking about? mortgage deduction? >> the devil is in the detail, the angel is in the policy which is creating more jobs. >> let's get one thing straight. tax cuts for the rich do not create jobs. this is the top marginal tax rate from 1948 to 2010. you be the judge. it's gone down quite a bit. here's unemployment over the same period. it's very hard to argue lower taxes do anything worthwhile for jobs, but romn
. earlier this year iran threatened to close the strait of hormuz. the united states drew a clear red line, and iran backed off. now, red lines could be drawn in different parts of iran's nuclear weapons program. to be credible a red line must be drawn first and foremost in one vital part of their program. on iran's efforts to enrich uranium. now, let me explain why. basically any bomb consists of explosive material and a mechanism to ignite it. the simplest example is gunpowder and a fuse. that is you light the fuse, and you set off the gunpowder. in the case of iran's plans to build a nuclear weapon, the gunpowder is enriched uranium. the fuse is a nuclear detonator. for iran amassing enough enriched uranium is far more difficult than producing the nuclear fuse. for a country like iran, it takes many, many years to enrich uranium for a bomb. that requires thousands of centrifuges spinning in tandem in big, very big industrial plants. those iranian plants are visible, and they're still vulnerable. in contrast, iran could produce the nuclear detonator, the fuse, in a lot less time. maybe u
to be prepared to, you know, just coming on to the stage with the president of the united states gives you some gravitas right there. and typically in the first debate -- the challenger was declared the winner. so let's just keep in mind that we can't take anything for granted. let's focus on the ground game. we've got 40 days to go. >> you've got a good day one. that's for sure. congresswoman deb bie wasserman-schultz with us on "the ed show." thanks so much. answer tonight's question at the bottom of the screen. share your thoughts on twitter @edshow and facebook. we want to know what you think. >>> coming up, yes, there's another video of mitt romney. it has surfaced and shows his true identity of how he views middle class workers in america. we'll show you the video and robert reich will comment. sleep train's inventory clearance sale is ending soon. save 10%, 20%, even 35% on a huge selection of simmons and sealy clearance mattresses. get 2 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. even get free delivery! sleep train stacks the savings high to keep the prices low. but hurry, the inven
of the united states. so that if they don't do so well, the expectations game is a little lower. reminds me when al gore was debating george w. bush in 2000, al gore, the vice president of the united states, was seen as a great debate, george w. bush not so much. but then al gore, you know, had some fumbles and in terms of the sighing he did and a lot of people were paying attention to that. and bush all of a sudden looked a whole lot better. these debates can be significant for relatively trivial things like that, if, for example, and you remember when the first president bush, george h.w. bush, you know, at one of the presidential debates started looking at his watch and it looked like he was ready to move on. let's get out of here, already. that hurt him, i think, in his re-election bid against bill clinton back in 1992. it is part of the game. it is what goes on. but i think these debates are going to be really, really important for that, 6%, 7%, 8% who are legitimately undecided or switchable, haven't completely made up their minds. they're going to be watching the three presidential debate
candidates for president of the united states, sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. the candidates are: independent candidate ross perot, governor bill clinton, the democratic nominee, and president george bush, the republican nominee. i am jim lehrer of the macneil- lehrer news hour on pbs, and i will be the moderator for this 90-minute event, which is taking place before an audience in the athletic complex on the campus of washington university in st. louis, missouri. three journalists will be asking questions tonight. they are john mashek of the boston globe, ann compton of abc news, and sander vanocur, a freelance journalist. we will follow a format agreed to by representatives of the clinton and bush campaigns. that agreement contains no restrictions on the content or subject matter of the questions. each candidate will have up to 2 minutes for a closing statement. the order of those, as well as the questioning, was determined by a drawing. the first question goes to mr. perot. he will have 2 minutes to answer, to be followed by rebuttals of one minute each fro
. the united states is more popular in libya than any country in the arab world, but they need help. after it was over, did we give them the assistance they needed? no. their borders are poor. laid is coming in. they don't have a strong government. they have a people that like the united states of america. in afghanistan we are having americans killed by "insiders." >> the troops that we're training. >> yeah. >> forces we are training in uniform. they just inflicked the greatest damage back on kandahar since the tet offensive. they blew up irreplaceable aircraft, and it's because the president has consistently overruled the recommendations of his military advisors. the chickens are coming home to roost, and the president won't even talk about it. >> let me ask you two quick questions. one of them i just want to say cnn did not put out the ambassador's diary. we did a report off of it. i want to make that clear to our viewers. >> by the way, i don't have a problem with that. the reason why the administration objected so vigorously because what was in what cnn reported. since when are we not
's problems is the united states. >> there is no doubt that the world is in need of a new orderly. -- order. >> ahmadinejad took the podium here in new york and said america's days at the top are numbered. [chanting] >> protesters told him to take a hike. plus, campaign showdown in the must-win state of ohio. >> the path i'm offering may be harder but it leads to a better place. >> i know what to do and i will do what it takes to get this economy going. >> shepard: president obama and governor romney each back in the buckeye state with just days to go until the first votes are cast. and ♪ ♪ moon river ♪ wider than a mile. >> shepard: tonight, saying good by to the legendary crooner andy williams. first from fox this wednesday night the president of iran is back in the country he says the united states is in cahoots with the devil and israelis are uncivillized. now the world is reacting to mahmoud ahmadinejad's latest anti-west rhetoric today at the united nations. the president of ahmadinejad took the podium at the u.n. general assembly and while his speech was not as fiery as some of
touw,t coming on to the stage with the president of the united states gives you some gravitas right there. and typically in the first debate -- the challenger was declared the winner. so let's just keep in mind tha we can't take anything for granted. let'focuon t grod . e 40s o. >> you've got a good day one. that's for sure. congresswoman debbie wassermaschultz with us on "the ed show." thanks so much. answer tonight'suestn at the boom of the screen. arurughton twitter hod bo we want to know what you think. >>> coming up, yes, there's another video of mitt romney. it has surfaced and shows his true identity of how he views middle class workers in america. we'll show you the video and robert reich will comment. , ayrehat cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> coming up, mitt romney reveals the real goal of bain capital in a newly discovered video. former labor secretary robert reich has reaction next. and i'll have commentary. >>> and mitt romney says that he uheat f che
of ronald reagan. >> bush no. 2's flexibility. ability to light a fire under the people of the united states. >> the ability to make himself look newble. >> rec and's ability to be a perceived forced to be -- reagan's ability to be perceived as a force to be reckoned with. >> the ability to persevere. >> there are ten qualities from reagan i would like to assign to him. consistency. shoot from the hip to give him less stiffness. >> and tell me something. if you could have -- get him to answer one question that would help you feel more confident about voting, what is the question you would want to ask mitt romney? let me get some of the others. what you -- what would you want to tell from mitt romney that would help you, maybe i could support him? >> i would like to see something that resembles a business plan. >> that he has a backup plan. just to do something but cannot get it passed congress, how're you going to do it? >> >> i would like to know his details on his tax reform plan. >> i am with her on that one. that see a plan and how they think is going to work. >> same thing. the plan but
to be in the united states senate, given some of his views. but it is possible, as jim vandehei said, it's possible he could win this race. and it's clear tt a lot of republicans and the republican establishment now looking at the mathrehinking aut cg backin tnk the republican senatorial committee is very likely to put money into this race. i think the polls will tighten. as horrific as it will be to many people not just on the left but in the middle of the electorate, i think there's a reasonable chance he could win this race. >> not oy do igree with roy blunt did., e, at he is moving up in leadership, and he came out and supported akin yesterday. so that is -- >> the senator from michigan. >> yeah, that's the leading indicator. that tells you that the republican committee is going to go full in, and they see this as their way to rn nt a itllutegng control. and i can tell you that some of the very people now supporting him are republicans who tell me that working with him in the house has been horrible, that they jt think he's a nightmare, but they thk that he could be the solution to winning the sen
16 women become united states senators, 87 women to join the house of representatives. what we believe is that when we get closer to equal representation, when we see our congress looks like our nation with half the table being women and have the table being man, we will truly move this country forward and a faster way with positive policies for our communities. we are dedicated to change the representation of congress one campaign anytime. host: are there particular issues that you care about? guest: our main issue is women's representation. not a single democratic woman enate n a seat in the st when emily's list started. we do believe the voices of women in these discussions makes so much different to the direction we're going. we rolled out a study at emily's list which lays out what it has meant in the last two decades of having women, even though women are only 17% of congress. we often take things for granted every day. think about maybe you went camping this weekend and you let your child swimming in the la ke maybe you have to leave work to take care of a sick parent. a
on the united states embassy. >> i know there are some who ask why don't we just ban such a video. and the answer is enshrined in our laws. our constitution protects the right to practice free speech. i accept that people are going to call me awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. and we must agree, there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. >> in the last couple of weeks, he pointed out those are probably not the result of a video and were coordinated. he also delivered in his remarks a stern warning to iran over its nuclear ambition. >> let me be clear. america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy and we believe there is still time and space to do so. but that time is not unlimited. we respect the right of nations to access peaceful nuclear power. but one of the purposes of the united nations is to see that we harness that power for peace. make no mistake, a nuclear-armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. it would threaten elimination of israel, the security of gulf nations, and the stability of the global economy.
and describe why i think i'm the person that will become the next president of the united states and how my policies will make life better for american families. >> reporter: romney has had trouble getting that message across. the obama campaign is far outspending him in advertising and swing states and the media conservatives say is bias against them and in our interview romney declined to take what would be an easy shot. >> do you think the mainstream media is in the tank for president obama? >> we have free press and they're able to provide their perspectives based on their beliefs. there are people more on my camp and a lot of people more on his camp and i don't worry about that. >> reporter: campaigning wednesday in ohio, president obama had no trouble being critical of his opponent and evening converting a verbal misstep to an attack on romney. >> i want to see us export more jobs -- export more products, excuse me. i was i was channeling my opponent there for a second. >> reporter: now the president is out with another new ad today and it looks almost like he's trying to one-up romne
economy and that's why the united states must do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> and that's president obama speaking at the u.n. yesterday and ahmadinejad speaks today. in the next hour, the american muslim's response from the american islamic forum for democracy. joining us at 10:15. and elizabeth warren making headlines again, but do you remember this? >> in this country, who got rich on his own, nobody. you built a factory out there good for you, but i want to be clear, you moved your goods to markets on the roads to paid for. >> the woman who started the income envy debate with that rant. turns out she was getting paid by a steel company and that against the unions. could it be true? and that's not all. questions whether she's licensed to practice law. that is just one of our new at ten stories. and then we have barnes & noble. it's got a lighter and thinner e-reader. so, nicole, is the stock up? >> oh, yeah, the stock is up lighter, thinner, high def. you want 7 inches, you want 9 inches, want to be able to read in the dark and do you want a strong
for president of the united states, for god's sake. what are you going to do? >> david gregory, they just went round and round and round. and it was like jell-o. he could not get mitt romney to stand still on anything except to promise tax cuts without in any way specifying how they were going to get paid for it. >> yeah. exactly. i'm not going to raise taxes on the american people. >> are we being too tough on these two guys, or were they really, really general in your eyes, too? >> they continue to amaze me, both the principles romney and ryan and their staff, they come to these shows with no news to me. and so the news they're going to make is news that's negative from their point of view. i thought, you know, they know what questions they're going to get. one thing we haven't discussed yet about romney is his answer about why he didn't mention the troops in his speech at the convention. he got asked about it and gave a very weak answer. >> he was also asked -- >> he was asked again and gave an even weaker answer. >> somebody who is really facing this unemployment crisis head on. and again,
>> i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. i proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. ♪ like [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] host: after a 48 minute speech by bill clinton, president obama became the official nominee of the democratic party last night. the first time a former president has nominated a successor. we want to get your reaction to president clinton's speech and to hear what you think president obama should talk about it his acceptance speech tonight. members are on the screen. -- numbers are on the sreen. if you happen to be a de legate and want to talk about what you've seen, we want to hear from you as well. you can also contact us electronically. you can see the different ways there. facebook if you want to make a comment or continue the conversation. or send an e-mail. here is the front page. "the charlotte observer." here is "the wall street journal." from a front-page view of "the financial times." although it is custo
will not get out of the way. the united states, of the land of opportunity has the highest corporate tax rate in the world. pushes jobs to our competitors. i agree with met ronnie m. paul bryant that we need to stop all the tax hikes -- mitt romney and paul ryan that we need to stop all the tax hikes. the president's health-care law is driving up costs. it is making it harder for small possesses to expand and hire -- businesses to expand and hire. let's rearepeal obamacare and replace it with common sense reforms that protect american access to care they need from the doctor they choose at a lower cost. we need to look at rainy and all the excess of red tape that is making it harder to work and do business. these ideas are in my job plan. republicans have common-sense proposals to remove these. president obama puts governments first. he wants to raise taxes on small businesses. he wants to keep our energy races under lock and key including the keystone xl pipeline. he wants more spending that will put us in debt to china. more of the same. where are the jobs that no wonder jobs are fleeing ov
illegal even here in the united states. in other words, the president of pakistan, one of our supposed allies, is calling for the united nations to enact international law that would trump the u.s. constitution. jon? jon: what a world. jonathan hunt, thanks. arthel: the road to victory in 2012 winding through ohio and the push for votes in this key swing state is kicking into high gear. president obama campaigning in ohio today less than a week before early voting gets underway. he'll be holding campus rallies at bowling green state university and kent state this afternoon hoping to drum up support among young voters. the republican campaign is crisscrossing the state on a three-day bus tour. governor romney today blasting the president's foreign policy and his handling of the economy. >> with incomes going down, every year going down, down, down, and prices of electricity up and health insurance up and the cost of gasoline having doubled, these are tough times even for families with jobs. i know what it takes to get this economy going again. i care about the people of america, and the
. and there is a reason for it. there is a growing but shadowy anti-muslim network in the united states and in europe that actively promoting the fear of muslims in our society. they're good at it. they make a lot of money at it. it contributes to the way that, unfortunately, many americans view muslims. >> eliot: do you feel that this concerted effort -- i'll take as a premise of this question even though you would have to prove the point to me, if this group exists, is it fundamentally different than other groups that existed opinions about catholics or jews or any other religious group that was new to the united states or that from which people felt a threat in some form? >> certainly, you know, we've sign this type of fearmongerring before. we saw it with catholics. we saw it with jews. we saw it with communists even. the reason that people are making the claim that michele bachmann's anti-muslim witch-hunt in congress harks back to the day of joseph mccarthy because we've experienced the bouts of hate before. the r
as we think he is then romney will be president of the united states. the debates are going to loom large just as they did in 1980 when people looked at the debates in their entirety and despite the fact that reagan was behind and said you know what? reagan reassured me that he is up to the job and i'm going to go for it. >> bill: the press had branded reagan as a shallow guy and then they saw him -- just as the press is branding romney as aristocrat that doesn't care. he is going to have to prove different. mr. obama says he wants to redistribute wealth on tape. does it matter? dennis miller in the no spin zone tonight we're coming right back. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you engineer a true automotive breakthrough? ♪ you give it bold new styling, unsurpassed luxury and nearly 1,000 improvements. introducing the redesigned 2013 glk. see your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for exceptional offers through mercedes-benz financial services. to compete on the global stage. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs w
-term. right now interest rates are low because people still consider the united states the safest and greatest country on earth, rightfully so, but it is a problem long term. >> bill: joining us now to analyze the sage of southern california dennis miller is in santa barbara this evening and you say about that appearance last night. >> i didn't watch letterman i watched leno. jay had novemberville chamberlain on. i went over there and watched that. >> bill: ghost of mr. chamber lynn or just a clip comp compilation. >> i thought i would go original form rather than the latest -- is he a great talk talk show host. he and megyn fox. letterman and he are great together. he ought to bring him on there and make him his side car like berry bud mehlman or something. all i know is this: as far as the presidency goes, it ain't good right now. and if you are asking me if things like this have an impact on me, i'm going way past my fail safe point on this election. not only am i not undecided, i'm overdecided. i think the country looks like crap right now and i can't wait until november 6th here to get i
weather only to find out that the united states senate under democrat control will not even bring a budget plan to the senate floor. people should know the republican led house on the other hand, met its obligations, most significantly, it passed a budget to rescue america from debt crisis. >> alabama senator jeff sessions there. we have each side blaming the other. who do you think really gets the blame here? sn>> he's right the republicans accomplished their objectives because their objective is to rob obama of re-election, like that's what they said their objective is, the stated goal. maybe they haven't quite achieved that stated goal but in terms of what they're trying to do, they've gotten closer than the democrats for sure. the democrats have not been able to do anything because the republicans said that's their goal. it's hard to say staying in session any longer would improve things. this is a horrible meal. do you want seconds? there's one way to look at it, no way congress could get more unpopular. they'd have to spread diseases and kick babies to get more unpopular. i'm sure th
problems that we have here in the united states. >> ifill: is there also a problem with coming to some sort of resolution as far as germany and other bank-- money-- money givers go? that somebody else is going to get in line. that if you give greece money, spain is going to be standing there. if you give spain money portugal could be standing there. >> there is this problem of political moral hazard going on which is really, as you say, well, if you give us, let's say, debt relief to greece, well, then you can be pretty sure that other european countries that also have received bailouts will want the same treatment. so what you're trying to do in europe, in minute, is really to-- i believe that ultimately debt relief will have-- further debt relief will have to be given to greece by the euro area governments. but they're really trying to make the road to that so arduous and so terrible that nobody else in europe will really want to go down that route. and as we're looking at greece today-- which has a cumulative decline in g.d.p. of, you know, close to 20% and still dropping-- i think it's
night the president of iran is back in the country he says the united states is in cahoots with the devil and israelis are uncivillized. now the world is reacting to mahmoud ahmadinejad's latest anti-west rhetoric today at the united nations. the president of ahmadinejad took the podium at the u.n. general assembly and while his speech was not as fiery as some of those in the past, he still did say his vision of the world's future does not include the united states or israel. listen. >> the koran -- situation of the world better incident of history humanely iran's management of the world and the self-proclaim sensors of power who have entrusted themselves to the devil. >> shepard: just yesterday the iranian president called israel a fake regime that needs to be eliminated. outside the u.n., thousands of nd many jewsallied against the voiced anger that ahmadinejad spoke at the u.n. on yom kippur, the holiest day on the jewish calendar. among them benjamin netanyahu who will address the general ablem-eye assembly tomorrow. on yom kippur eve sacred to the jewish people tyrant
is the republican nominee for the united states senate in wisconsin. tommy thompson right now is losing that race. the last five polls out of wisconsin all show tommy thompson losing, including one poll out today that shows him losing by 12 points. and that was before the "milwaukee journal sentinel" today posts this video of tommy thompson this summer telling a tea party group what his plans are for medicare and also for medicaid. listen to this. >> change medicare and medicaid like i did welfare, and who better than me, that's already finished one of the entitlement programs, to come up with programs to do away with medicaid and medicare? >> who better than me, to do away with medicare? we're going to have to wait until the next round of polling in wisconsin to see how the tape of tommy thompson saying he wants to get rid of medicare affects his numbers, in a state that's already inclined against him by 12 points. what do you think the next round's going to look like. mr. thompson's democratic opponent in this senate race is named tammy baldwin. one snapshot of politics right now in this countr
, state fair and there's also the brewery which is the only -- brewery in the united states. a beautiful setting as well. you can taste your beer and see all the leaves turning there as well. >> really great. why don't we go to the blue ridge mountains in asheville, north carolina. >> that is a beautiful spot. >> i love it there, it's gloriously beautiful. >> gloriously beautiful indeed and one of the destinations you get to see all the color spectrum in fall. every possible color imaginable two big highlights, the blue ridge parkway, which is one of america's favorite drives, you can bike that or drive it get off and go hike and climbing you built mother biltmore estate largest private residence in the united states, built for george vanderbi vanderbilt, has an amazing art collection and formal garden. >> look at that. that shot is gorgeous. >> gorgeous. >> colorado. >> oh, come on. >> just hearing the word. >> oh. rocky mountain high. >> indeed. lots of yellows. >> tell us about that area. >> the grand mesa national forest was a big pick for us. you can go up a chair lift there and see
would be the democratic nominee and president of the united states if that was the case. you have to give people a reason to vote for you. >> steve, you make pay compelling argument there. the debates, perhaps, michael, the next opportunity and the last opportunity for mitt romney to make this case. both sides have elised memos. this is beth myers of the romney campaign. this is what she says in part. it's clear that president obama will use his ample rhett for cal gifts in debating experience at one end. we expect a 90-minute attack ad. david axelrod not to be outdone by the obama campaign. saying we expect mitt romney to be prepared, disciplined and aaggressive. the first debate generally favor challengers. both sides are trying to manage expectations here? >> absolutely. >> this guy's really good. >> how do we get in the ring with him all of a sudden? >> right. >> they're skilled on their feet. that's how they got this far. i don't know that the second and third debate will matter that much for governor romney if there isn't something significant out of debate number one. >> i
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